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My Documents folder gone

By nobby57 ·
My Documents folder has disappeared from
NT4 SP6a desktop -- user does not
remember a specific action to remove --
noticed after applying from Windows Update a
large series of critical updates for both
Windows and Internet Explorer. Machine
operating normally otherwise. Can special
folder be restored? Machine is used by one
user only. Would a simple New Folder labeled
Documents on the desktop lack any critical
functionality?

Thanks ---

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by sgt_shultz In reply to My Documents folder gone

how about a shortcut to her real My Documents?

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by nobby57 In reply to

Thanks -- the My Documents was missing --

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by Joseph Moore In reply to My Documents folder gone

You can use TWEAKUI to put desktop links back on the Desktop. This includes the My Documents link for the user Desktop. Go here to get the NT4 version of TWEAKUI from Microsoft:
http://tinyurl.com/i4p
Install it, then run it while the user is logged in. I think it is on the Desktop tab where you can select to see a My Documents link on the Desktop.

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TweakUI did not even list that link -- probably because of above comment. Thanks, though --

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by nobby57 In reply to My Documents folder gone

Additional odd behavior: machine can no longer write to floppy disk. A: drive appears in My Computer, reads disks, boots from floppy, formats floppy, but will not write to floppy -- freezes solid if you try. On freeze, nothing works but hard shutdown with power button. Drive replaced with new unit, behavior exactly same. Tried Partition Magic boot disks and got "Error #**: Disk Manager has been detected on drive 0, but Disk Manager is not running. If you are booting from a floppy, remove the floppy disk and reboot. Press and hold the <SPACE BAR> key as your computer restarts. When prompted insert your boot floppy and continue booting." and "Error #87 Unable to initialize the engine" Those directions don't work but does the Disk Manager error mean that something is screwy with the system? Also found that booting from a 98 boot disk I could copy Ntldr to the floppy drive (apparently in spite of "Invalid drive specification" error, at least dir showed file) but not Ntdetect.com or boot.ini. C: & are NTFS volumes. Computer did not lock up attempting to write to floppy in DOS.

This question has morphed into something else, so I am going to change the techpoints and thanks for the help!

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by nobby57 In reply to My Documents folder gone

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